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Old 21-08-2013, 14:15
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Does anyone have any songs that have been released recently that are either completely unknown or didn't do as well as they should? Not just album tracks - I mean singles by credible artists that flopped commercially or singles by unknown artists that never took off.

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Old 21-08-2013, 14:41
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Unusual You by Britney Spears is a hidden gem, never released as a single, but one of her best songs ever imo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3iOPn0qlBg
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Old 21-08-2013, 14:50
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Unusual You by Britney Spears is a hidden gem, never released as a single, but one of her best songs ever imo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3iOPn0qlBg
I believe the OP said "credible artists".
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Old 21-08-2013, 14:53
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I believe the OP said "credible artists".
But he included Maroon 5 & The Black Eyed Pea's as examples, so it's pretty open I gues...
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Old 21-08-2013, 15:17
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I believe the OP said "credible artists".
Oh whatever. Spend some time in the 'credible' indie scene and you'll see how pretentious and lacking in musical ability so many of these artists are.
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Old 21-08-2013, 15:33
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I believe the OP said "credible artists".
Oh one of those people "I only listen to cool shit" & look down on anyone not of my taste
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Old 21-08-2013, 16:06
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Oh one of those people "I only listen to cool shit" & look down on anyone not of my taste
I meant credible as well-known.

I'm in to all sorts of music. I actually like 'crap music'. I'm not one of those insufferable hipsters
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Old 21-08-2013, 16:07
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But he included Maroon 5 & The Black Eyed Pea's as examples, so it's pretty open I gues...
Maroon 5 used to be better
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Old 21-08-2013, 16:10
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I meant credible as well-known.

I'm in to all sorts of music. I actually like 'crap music'. I'm not one of those insufferable hipsters
''Credible as well known'' I'd say after 14 years and countless hits Britney is known

Anyway for me it has to be Ellie Goulding- Figure 8 fantastic song but it flopped in at #33

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNpBahr49mA
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Old 21-08-2013, 17:11
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Great blog post OP, I agree with what you wrote about Marina & The Diamonds, fun., Maroon 5 and Owl City. And kind of Alex Winston, I listened to that song after it was on the Google advert, even though I can't decide whether I like it or not...
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Old 21-08-2013, 17:40
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I fear this song is going to fall under the radar, it's one of the best songs of the year!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erw0XvaZ2zo

This unreleased Girls Aloud tune is pretty good aswell!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akmSBptcE7M

This CHVRCHES song should be a massive hit but it might be overlooked:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mTRvJ9fugM
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Old 21-08-2013, 17:56
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''Credible as well known'' I'd say after 14 years and countless hits Britney is known

Anyway for me it has to be Ellie Goulding- Figure 8 fantastic song but it flopped in at #33

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNpBahr49mA
I agree with you?
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Old 21-08-2013, 17:57
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Great blog post OP, I agree with what you wrote about Marina & The Diamonds, fun., Maroon 5 and Owl City. And kind of Alex Winston, I listened to that song after it was on the Google advert, even though I can't decide whether I like it or not...
I love how sinister it is!
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Old 21-08-2013, 17:58
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I fear this song is going to fall under the radar, it's one of the best songs of the year!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erw0XvaZ2zo

This unreleased Girls Aloud tune is pretty good aswell!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akmSBptcE7M

This CHVRCHES song should be a massive hit but it might be overlooked:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mTRvJ9fugM
I really liked Crying Blood by VV Brown. That never did anything.
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Old 21-08-2013, 18:05
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More to add

Florence + The Machine- Never Let Me Go flopped at 82 (did hit #3 in australia and went 3x platinum) And Cosmic Love two of their best and yet the public were uninterested
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Old 21-08-2013, 18:05
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''Credible as well known'' I'd say after 14 years and countless hits Britney is known

The OP never wrote that Britney Spears isn't well known. The OP has asked for examples of singles by well known artists that flopped commercially or singles by unknown artists that never took off. Britney obviously falls into the former.


Lifehouse - Between the Raindrops
A*M*E- Play the Game Boy
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Old 21-08-2013, 18:20
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The OP never wrote that Britney Spears isn't well known. The OP has asked for examples of singles by well known artists that flopped commercially or singles by unknown artists that never took off. Britney obviously falls into the former.


Lifehouse - Between the Raindrops
A*M*E- Play the Game Boy
No another poster did and i was correcting them
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Old 21-08-2013, 18:29
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OK, it's not exactly hidden or didn't do well because it just premiered today, but....Tamar's new single All The Way Home is a gem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDq7rH3a0rY

It sounds like a proper 90s R&B track but modern and with real vocals. Tamar herself is a bit of a hidden gem though, she had a failed album in 2000, and she sang the backing vocals on Lady GaGa's Born This Way. It's only recently that she's broken out and notched up two R&B chart-topping singles in the US.
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Old 21-08-2013, 18:39
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OK, it's not exactly hidden or didn't do well because it just premiered today, but....Tamar's new single All The Way Home is a gem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDq7rH3a0rY

It sounds like a proper 90s R&B track but modern and with real vocals. Tamar herself is a bit of a hidden gem though, she had a failed album in 2000, and she sang the backing vocals on Lady GaGa's Born This Way. It's only recently that she's broken out and notched up two R&B chart-topping singles in the US.
I like Tamar Braxton's song The One. They play it on Choice FM. The song it samples is great too.
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Old 21-08-2013, 18:46
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unfortunetly nowadays unless ur a stupid rock band, or sing about "relationships", "sex" , "fame", "money" or how big u are...ur flopped
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Old 21-08-2013, 20:45
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You Look so Fine by Garbage! It's IMO one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs yet despite being a top 20 single in the late 90s you never hear it on the radio.
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Old 22-08-2013, 00:35
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You Look so Fine by Garbage! It's IMO one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs yet despite being a top 20 single in the late 90s you never hear it on the radio.
Although, relatively well-known 'Landslide' by Fleetwood Mac never did well commercially
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Old 22-08-2013, 01:05
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Florence & The Machine - Cosmic Love
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Old 22-08-2013, 08:08
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Faye - 'Love Against the Rocks'

Angels and Airwaves - 'Diary'
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Old 22-08-2013, 10:43
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You Look so Fine by Garbage! It's IMO one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs yet despite being a top 20 single in the late 90s you never hear it on the radio.
Same with Milk both beautiful beautiful songs shame Garabage seem to be ignored these days
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